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June 11, 2014

Priceline.com Reveals Top Destinations and Trends for 2014 Summer Travel

 This post is a press releases provided by PRNewsWire on a lifestyle topic of interest to the readers of SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

NORWALK, Conn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – With many highly desirable travel destinations sporting lower year-over-year average hotel rates, summer 2014 is looking like the perfect time to take a trip, according to priceline.com.  Additionally, national airfare averages are running about the same as last year, creating more opportunities for travelers to spend on travel without breaking the bank.

“Consumers who shop carefully will find that, for many destinations, summer 2014 is a buyers’ market for travel,” said Brian Ek, travel editor for priceline.com.  “This past winter’s ‘polar vortex’ effect kept many would-be travelers at home, and now many destinations are working extra hard with amazing deals to lure spring and summer tourists.”

Based on advance hotel bookings made on priceline.com, the company has also pinpointed travelers’ Top 10 Summer Destinations:

  1. Las Vegas, NV
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. New York City, NY
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. Orange County, CA
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Washington, D.C.
  9. Los Angeles (Central L.A.), CA
  10. Oahu, HI

The Top 10 Summer Beach Destinations, based on advance priceline.com hotel bookings, are:

  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Oahu, HI
  3. Myrtle Beach, SC
  4. Miami, FL
  5. Virginia Beach, VA
  6. Maui, HI
  7. Ocean City, MD
  8. Puerto Rico
  9. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  10. St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

And, the Top 10 International Destinations are:

  1. London, England
  2. Paris, France
  3. Toronto, ON
  4. Vancouver, BC
  5. Rome, Italy
  6. Montreal, QC
  7. St. Catherines – Niagara, ON
  8. Cancun – Cozumel
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. Amsterdam

About priceline.com

Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals®, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.

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